For our April 2018 meetup, three of our members spoke about a WordPress site they worked on (their own or a client site), discussing how they built the site, challenges they faced, and successes.
Thanks to Cleo Parker, Jill Myllyoja, and Jim Luke for sharing their insights and experiences with their sites. We had a lively discussion with questions and suggestions for our presenters.
It was a great meetup! Thanks to everyone who attended.
Here are some of the resources and links mentioned during the meetup:
- WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance version has been released, update if you have disabled automatic background updates
- Justified Gallery: free responsive WordPress gallery offering image grid and lightbox, built with native WP gallery code
- The Canvas theme is no longer being sold, support will end Oct 24, 2018. You’ll want to to transition to another theme. GeneratePress is a free, responsive, lightweight theme you may want to consider.
- Upcoming event: April 11, 2018, Future of Information with Amy Webb (unfortunately, registration is now closed)
- Upcoming event: April 17, 2018, West Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup presents 9 Tips to Help you Safely Change Your WordPress Theme
- Job opportunity: Digital Specialist at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan
- Job opportunity: Graphic Designer at Sasche Construction in Detroit, Michigan
- Job opportunity: Web Developer (part-time or freelance) at tekwerx in Birmingham, Michigan
- Metro Detroit WordPress members can use the promo code to save 55% off hosting through our sponsor A2 Hosting
- Premium Toolset plugin that Jill Myllyoja used on the beach volleyball site
- Free Toolset plugin, with limited functionality
- PressBooks: easily create print and ebook editions of your book
Stop by the Meetup site to check out the great photos that Dave Rotter took during the meetup.
Shoutout to A2 Hosting and Grand Circus for sponsoring our meetup, we are grateful for your support!